Summer Activity Guide 2009 August

AUGUST 2009

 

ANTIQUE AUTOMOBILE CLUB OF AMERICA.  161 Museum Drive, Hershey.  "Sports Cars in America."  Check out the tribute to the sports cars that travel America's roads.  9 AM-5 PM.  $9 adults; $8 seniors; $7 children; 3 and under free.  (717-566-7100; www.aacamuseum.org). 

 

BARN THEATRE. Jeffersonville. 8/21-30: "Broadway:  A Celebration!"  Musical.  Evenings at 8 PM, matinees at 2 PM. $15 adults; $13 seniors & children under 12.  (610-539-BARN; www.barnplayhouse.org).

 

BOWMAN'S HILL WILDFLOWER WALKS.  Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve, 1635 River Rd., New Hope.  Daily 2-3 PM.  $5 adults; $3 seniors; $2 children 4-12; under 4 free.  (215-862-2924; www.bhwp.org). 

 

BUCKINGHAM CONCERT SERIES.  Hansell Park Band Shelter, off Rt. 413 and Hansell Rd., Buckingham.  Different musical entertainment each Thursday.  7-9 PM.  Free.  (215-794-8834). 

 

BUCKS COUNTY PLAYHOUSE. 70 S. Main St., New Hope.  8/1-9: "A Chorus Line." Wednesday & Thursday, 2 & 8 PM; Friday 8 PM; Saturday 4 & 8 PM; Sunday 2 PM.  $22-24. (215-862-2041; www.buckscountyplayhouse.com).

 

CHURCHVILLE NATURE CENTER. 501 Churchville Lane, Churchville.  Saturday Morning Bird Walks:  7-9 AM.  Free. (215-357-4005; www.churchvillenaturecenter.org).

 

DUTCH COUNTRY PLAYHOUSE. Rt. 563, one-half mile east of Rt. 63, near Green Lane. 8/1-9:  "The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940" by John Bishop.  8 PM; Sunday matinee 2 PM.  $17 adults; $15 seniors 60+; $15 children 12 & under.  (215-234-0966; www.dutchcountryplayers.com). 

 

GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY. Passmore Rd., off Rt. 100, Bechtelsville. NASCAR Sportsman-Modifieds & Late Models race on a one-third mile, high-banked clay speedway each Saturday. 7:30 PM.  $13 adults; $5 ages 6-11; under 6 free.   Special events: 8/1: Forrest Rogers Memorial $10,000 To Win For Modifieds Plus Late Models; 8/13:  Thunder on the Hill World of Outlaws; 8/15:  WNPV Night at Grand View; 8/30:  NEETS Enduro 2:30 PM. For tickets to Thunder on the Hill, call 443-513-4456; for tickets to NEETS, call 267-767-4932.  (610-754-7688; www.grandviewspeedway.com). 

 

KING OF PRUSSIA FOLK MUSIC SERIES. Upper Merion Township Building Park, 175 W. Valley Forge Rd., King of Prussia. Sunday evening outdoor concert series, held inside Township Building in the event of rain. 7 PM. $10 adults; seniors and ages 16 & under free. (610-265-1071; www.umconcerts.org).

 

LANGHORNE PLAYERS.  Spring Garden Mill Playhouse, Tyler State Park, Langhorne.  8/21-31:  "Dangerous Corner" by J.B. Priestley.  Drama.  Thursday and Sunday 7:30 PM;  Friday and Saturday 8:30 PM.  Tickets $10-12.  (215-860-0818; www.langhorneplayers.org).   

 

LEHIGH VALLEY IRONPIGS.  Coca Cola Park, Allentown.  8/8-9 vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees; 8/10-13 vs. Louisville Bats; 8/20-21 vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees; 8/31 vs. Pawtucket Red Sox.  Fireworks:  8/8, 8/13 & 8/21.  Tickets:  Club level & front row $14; Field level $9; Field reserved $7.50; lawn $6; children 3 & under free unless they require a seat.  (610-435-3001; www.ironpigsbaseball.com). 

 

LONGWOOD GARDENS. U.S. Route 1, Kennett Square. Enjoy acres of beautiful summer flowers, shrubs and trees.  Daily 9 AM-6 PM.  $16 adults; $14 seniors 62+ adults; $6 students 5-22; 4 and under free.  (610-388-1000; www.longwoodgardens.org).

 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY QUARTER MIDGET RACING CLUB.  920 Township Line Rd., Phoenixville.  Racing every Wednesday at 6 PM and Saturday 8/8 & 8/22 at 12 noon.  (610-960-4061; www.mcqmrc.com). 

 

MORRIS ARBORETUM GARDEN RAILWAY.  100 Northwestern Ave., Philadelphia.  Theme for 2009 is Great American Lighthouses featuring favorites such as Cape Hatteras, Fort Niagara, and Jeffrey's Hook.  Open weekdays 10 AM-4 PM; weekends 10 AM-5 PM.  Admission.  ( 215-247-5777; www.business-services.upenn.edu/arboretum).            

 

NASCAR.  Check out www.wnpv1440.com for this month's schedule of Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series races on WNPV.

 

OAKLANE QUARTER MIDGET RACING CLUB.  2555 Tollgate Rd. (one mile west of Rt. 309 on grounds of North Penn Gun Club), Trumbauersville.  Each Saturday.  Sign ins 10:30-11:30 AM; racing at 12 noon.  (610-260-3378; www.oaklaneqmrc.org).  

 

PEOPLE'S LIGHT & THEATRE.  39 Conestoga Rd., Malvern.  8/1-2:  "End Days" by Deborah Zoe Laufer.  Drama.  Saturday 8 PM; Sunday 2 PM & 7 PM.  $30.  (610-647-1900; www.peopleslight.org). 

 

PENNSYLVANIA SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL. Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, Station Ave., Center Valley. 8/1-2:  "A Midsummer Night's Dream;"  8/1-2:  "Antony and Cleopatra."  Tickets start at $27.   (610-282-3192; www.pashakespeare.org). 

 

PHILLIES.  Check out www.wnpv1440.com for this month's schedule of Phillies baseball games on WNPV.

 

PLAYCRAFTERS OF SKIPPACK. 2011 Store Rd., Skippack. 8/13-29: "Renewal" by John O'Hara.  Comedy.   8 PM; Sunday 3 PM.  $15. (610-584-4005; www.playcrafters.org). 

 

READING PHILLIES. Municipal Stadium, Rt. 61 S. (Centre Ave.), Reading. 8/4-6 vs. Trenton Thunder; 8/14-16 vs. Binghamton Mets; 8/25-27 vs. Erie SeaWolves; 8/28-31 vs. Bowie Baysox. Monday-Friday 7:05 PM; Saturday 6:35 PM; Sunday 1:05 PM. Tickets  $8-11.  (610-375-8469; www.readingphillies.com).

 

SOUDERTON SUNDAES IN THE PARK.  Maurice W. Foulke Bandshell, Souderton Community Park, Wile Ave. & Reliance Rd., Souderton.  8/2:  The Brian Pastor Big Band, contemporary big band, swing & jazz; 8/9:  Red Hill Band, marches, show tunes & traditional concert band music.  7 PM.  Free.  Community groups sell ice cream.  (www.concertsundaes.com).

 

WHITES ROAD TUESDAY CONCERT SERIES. Whites Road Park, Whites Road, Lansdale. 8/4:  TBA; 8/11:  TBA; 8/18:  TBA.  7 PM.  Bring blanket or lawn chairs. Free.  (215-368-1691; www.lansdale.org). 

 

WILMINGTON BLUE ROCKS.  801 S. Madison St., Wilmington, DE.  Carolina League Baseball Class A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox.  8/1-2 vs. Salem Red Sox; 8/11-13 vs. Winston-Salem Warthogs; 8/14-16 vs. Potomac Nationals; 8/21-23 vs. Kinston Indians; 8/31 vs. Myrtle Beach Pelicans.  Fireworks:  8/13 & 8/22.  $6 general admission; $9 reserved seats; $10 box seats.  (302-888-2015; www.bluerocks.com).

 

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August 1:  TOWN AND COUNTRY PLAYERS.  Route 263, Buckingham.   "All My Sons" by Arthur Miller.  Drama.  Friday and Saturday 8 PM; Sunday 3 PM.  $15.  (215-348-7566; www.townandcountryplayers.org).   

 

August 1-2:  EASTERN STATE PENITENTIARY.  22nd & Fairmount Ave., Philadlephia.  "Willie Sutton/Tunnel Escape Weekend."  Two actors ... one portraying tunnel mastermind Clarence Klinedinst and one portraying bank robber "Slick Willie" Sutton ... give their conflicting accounts of who designed the tunnel, how it was built, and why the escapees got caught.  11:30 AM-4:30 PM.  Free with standard admission of $12 adults; $10 seniors; $8 students 7-12; children under 12 not admitted to the site.  (215-236-3300; www.easternstate.org). 

 

August 1-2:  DAS AWKSCHT FESCHT.  Macungie Memorial Park, Rt. 100, Macungie.   The annual August festival features entertainment, food, crafts, kid's activities and free parking.  Gates open 6 AM.  $7 adults; $2 ages 15 and under.  (610-967-2317; www.awkscht.com).   

 

August 1-8:  AMERICAN MUSIC THEATER.  2425 Lincoln Highway, Lancaster.  "Route 66 Revisited."  Travel through time and explore the music of the legendary artists who defined the landscape of American culture.  $37 adults; $35 seniors 55+; $18.50 children 3-17.  (717-397-7700; www.americanmusictheatre.com). 


August 1-9:  MUSIKFEST.  Bethlehem.  A musical spectacular that showcases nearly every musical style imaginable and features more than 300 performers from across the country and around the globe at 14 different indoor and outdoor stages (including 11 stages that are free) with headline entertainment, mouth-watering foods, plenty of children's fun and activities, and a spectacular closing night fireworks display.  Times and prices vary depending on attraction.  (610-332-FEST; www.fest.org). 

 

August 1-9:  FASHION IN FILM:  COSTUMES FOR THE SCREEN.  Allentown Art Museum, 31 N. Fifth St., Allentown.  The mystique and allure of historical costumes never fail to fascinate, and when you add in the star power of Gwyneth Paltrow, Cate Blanchett, Nicole Kidman, Drew Barrymore and Madonna, the combination is potent for young and old, male and female alike. Fashion in Film showcases thirty-six period costumes worn by these and other high-profile celebrities in film classics known to all.  Tuesday-Saturday 11 AM-5 PM; Sunday 12-5 PM.  $5 fee in addition to regular museum admission for entry to this special exhibit.  Regular admission:  $6 adults; $4 seniors; $3 ages 6-12; under 6 free.  (610-432-4333; www.allentownartmuseum.org). 

 

August 2:  HISTORIC TRADES.  Pennsbury Manor, 400 Pennsbury Memorial Rd., Morrisville.  Demonstrations by colonial era tradesmen.  1-4 PM.  $7 adults; $6 seniors; $4 youth (3-11); grounds pass $3.  (215-946-0400; www.pennsburymanor.org). 

 

August 4:  CHILDREN'S NIGHT OUT.  White's Road Park, Lansdale.  Al Grout, juggler-magician-comedian.  7 PM.  Free.  (215-368-1691; www.lansdale.org). 

 

August 5:  BROWN BAG-IT WITH THE ARTS.  Bucks County Courthouse lawn, Doylestown.  12-1 PM.  Free.  (215-348-3913; www.centralbuckschamber.com). 

 

August 5:  SUMMER SPECTACULAR TICKET GIVEAWAY.  Sponsored by Rann Pharmacy, 377 Main St., Harleysville.  WNPV will be giving away tickets to a wide variety of summer entertainment venues.  6 PM.  Free.  (215-855-8211; www.wnpv1440.com). 

 

August 7:  DOYLESTOWN FIRST FRIDAY.  Participating shops stay open late with some providing refreshments and entertainment.  (www.doylestownfirstfriday.org).  

 

August 7:  FAMILY CONCERTS IN THE GARDEN.  Byers Choice, 4355 County Line Rd., Chalfont.  6:30 PM.  Free.  (215-340-7979; www.communityconservatory.org). 

 

August 7-8:  GOSHENHOPPEN HISTORIANS FOLK FESTIVAL. Henry Antes Plantation, Colonial Rd. (just off Route 73), Frederick.  Authentic re-enactment of 18th and 19th century daily life of the Pennsylvania Germans.  Food, crafts, demonstrations, music, hayrides and more.  No pets.  Friday noon-8 PM; Saturday 10 AM-6 PM.  $10 adults; $2 ages 6-12. (215-234-8953; www.goschenhoppen.org).

 

August 8:  DOWN BY THE WATER CAR SHOW.  Johnny Mac's American Grill, 9755 Easton Rd., Kintnersville.  Hosted by Vietnam Vets of America Chapter #468.  (www.runwalkjog.com). 

 

August 8:  NEW HOPE SECOND SATURDAY.  More than 25 craft and fine art galleries stay open late with some providing refreshments and entertainment including artist demonstrations.  5-9 PM.  Free.  (215-862-8030). 

 

August 8:  PASTIMES WITH GOOD COMPANIE.  Pottsgrove Manor, 100 W. King St., Pottstown.  Skill in the finer domestic arts as well as the ability to entertain a variety of guests was expected of the wives of wealthy and prominent men such as Ruth Potts, wife of John Potts.  10 AM-3 PM.  Free.  (610-326-4014; www.historicsites.montcopa.org).    

 

August 8-October 25: PENNSYLVANIA RENAISSANCE FAlRE. On the grounds of Mount Hope Estate & Winery, Route 72 at Turnpike exit 20, Cornwall.  Life in a 35-acre bustling 16th century Elizabethan marketplace.  Weekends only. 11 AM-8 PM. $29.95 adults; $9.95 children 5-11.  (717-665-7021, ext. 231; www.parenfaire.com).

 

August 9:  DANIEL BOONE HOMESTEAD.  400 Daniel Boone Rd., Birdsboro.  "First PA Regiment Flintlock Shoot."  Noon-5 PM.  (610-582-4900; www.danielboonehomestead.org). 

 

August 9:  LIVING HISTORY THEATER.  Pennsbury Manor, 400 Pennsbury Memorial Rd., Morrisville.  "The Yellow Fever and Smallpox Epidemic of 1702."  Shortly after William Penn returned to England, an outbreak of smallpox and yellow fever struck colonists in Philadelphia and Bucks County.  1-4 PM.  $7 adults; $6 seniors; $4 youth (3-11); grounds pass $3.  (215-946-0400; www.pennsburymanor.org). 

 

August 10:  GENEALOGY WORKSHOP.  Indian Valley Public Library, 100 E. Church Ave., Telford.  "Vital Records and Census Records."  6:30 PM.  Registration required.  Free. (215-723-9109; www.ivpl.org). 

 

August 12:  BROWN BAG-IT WITH THE ARTS.  Bucks County Courthouse lawn, Doylestown.  12-1 PM.  Free.  (215-348-3913; www.centralbuckschamber.com). 

 

August 12-15:  RAILROAD FAMILY DAYS.  Railroad Museum of PA, Rt. 741 East, Strasburg.  Sing along with popular railroad songs, enjoy legendary railroad stories, view operating model railroad layouts and displays, make take-home crafts and learn important railroad safety messages along with a variety of other activities designed especially for families.  Wednesday-Saturday 9 AM-5 PM.  $10 adults; $8.00 youth (3-11); children 2 & under free.  (717-687-8628; www.rrmuseumpa.org). 

 

August 12-16:  DUBLIN VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY CARNIVAL.  194 N. Main St., Dublin.  Wednesday-Saturday:  6:30 PM-11 PM; Sunday:  2 PM-7 PM.  Wristbands available for all rides each day.  (www.dublinfireco.org). 

 

August 14:  FAMILY CONCERTS IN THE GARDEN.  Byers Choice, 4355 County Line Rd., Chalfont.  6:30 PM.  Free.  (215-340-7979; www.communityconservatory.org). 

 

August 15: PERKASIE OLD TOWNE ASSOCIATION'S "UNDER THE STARS" ANTIQUE, CLASSIC AND CUSTOM CAR SHOW. Enjoy an evening stroll through historic downtown Perkasie where antique, classic and custom cars will be on display. Trophies, prizes, music and food. Spectators free. Car pre-registration $10; day of show $15.  11 AM-6 PM.  (215-257-5065; www.perkasieoldetowne.org). 

 

August 15-16:  ROASTING CORN FESTIVAL.  Museum of Indian Culture, Fish Hatchery Road, Allentown.  Native American cultural festival featuring foods, demonstrations, dance featuring the Aztec Fire Dancers, crafts and more.  10:30 AM-6 PM.  $5 adults; $4 seniors; $4 children 12-17; 11 and under free; free parking.  (610-797-2121; www.museumofindianculture.org.)

 

August 16:  BRANDYWINE BATTLEFIELD PARK.  Chadds Ford.  "Red Tape and the Revolution." 2 PM.  Free.  (610-459-3342; www.ushistory.org/brandywine).  

 

August 19:  BROWN BAG-IT WITH THE ARTS.  Bucks County Courthouse lawn, Doylestown.  12-1 PM.  Free.  (215-348-3913; www.centralbuckschamber.com). 

 

August 19-22:  DUBLIN VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY CARNIVAL.  194 N. Main St., Dublin.  Wednesday-Saturday:  6:30 PM-11 PM; Sunday:  2 PM-7 PM.  (www.dublinfireco.org). 

 

August 21:  FAMILY CONCERTS IN THE GARDEN.  Byers Choice, 4355 County Line Rd., Chalfont.  6:30 PM.  Free.  (215-340-7979; www.communityconservatory.org). 

 

August 21-30:  TOWN AND COUNTRY PLAYERS.  Route 263, Buckingham. 

"Don't Dress for Dinner" by Marc Camoletti.  Comedy.  Friday and Saturday 8 PM; Sunday 3 PM.  $15.  (215-348-7566; www.townandcountryplayers.org). 

 

August 21-31:  AMERICAN MUSIC THEATRE.  2425 Lincoln Highway, Lancaster.  "Broadway's Best:  The Music."  Travel the Great White Way from the classic standards of Irving Berlin and George Gershwin to the blockbusters of today like Phantom of the Opera and Jersey Boys.  $37 adults; $35 seniors 55+; $18.50 children 3-17.  (717-397-7700; www.americanmusictheatre.com). 

 

August 22:  HECKLERFEST.  Heckler Plains Farmstead, Morris & Landis Rds., Harleysville.  Colonial craft demonstrations, quilting, hayrides, food, and more.  10 AM-3 PM.  (215-256-8087;  www.hecklerplains.org).      

 

August 22:  LEVITTOWN FIRE COMPANY #2 CAR SHOW & FAMILY FUN DAY.  6 County Way, Levittown.  Cars, trucks, motorcycles, emergency vehicles, old, new, unique, projects, and everything in between!  10 AM-4 PM.  (215-945-9421; http://lvfc2.home.comcast.net). 

 

August 23:  GARDEN HIGHLIGHTS.  Pennsbury Manor, 400 Pennsbury Memorial Rd., Morrisville.  Spend some peaceful time in Penn's garden as you learn about his gardeners and their work.  1-4 PM.  $7 adults; $6 seniors; $4 youth (3-11); grounds pass $3.  (215-946-0400; www.pennsburymanor.org). 

 

August 23:  GRAEME PARK.  859 County Line Rd., Horsham.  "Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793."  Learn about the Yellow Fever epidemic that swept through Philadelphia and made summer retreats an asset.  Admission.  (215-343-0965; www.ushistory.org/graeme). 

 

August 24:  15th ANNUAL GOLF CLASSIC.  Philmont Country Club, North Course, Huntingdon Valley.  Supports Bucks County Community College's general scholarship fund.  Enjoy lunch, golf, cocktails and dinner.  Shamble format.  $350 individual golfer; $1,350 foursome.  (215-968-8224; www.bucks.edu/foundation). 

 

August 25:  NOCKAMIXON HISTORICAL SOCIETY CONCERT.  Palisades Middle School, Rt. 412, Kintnersville.  "New Wind Band."  6 PM.  (610-845-5131; www.nockamixonhistorical.org). 

 

August 26:  BROWN BAG-IT WITH THE ARTS.  Bucks County Courthouse lawn, Doylestown.  12-1 PM.  Free.  (215-348-3913; www.centralbuckschamber.com). 

 

August 26:  MUSIC ON MAIN STREET.  Railroad Plaza, Main St. at Madison, Lansdale.  Lunchtime concert series.  12 noon.  Free.  (215-368-1691; www.lansdale.org). 

 

August 28:  FAMILY CONCERTS IN THE GARDEN.  Byers Choice, 4355 County Line Rd., Chalfont.  6:30 PM.  Free.  (215-340-7979; www.communityconservatory.org). 

 

August 29:  LANSDALE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS.  Memorial Park, East Main St., Lansdale.  10 AM-4 PM.  Free.  (215-368-1691; www.lansdale.org). 

 

August 29:  MONARCH JOURNEY.  Bowman Hill Wildflower Preserve, 1635 River Rd., New Hope.  Learn about the life cycle of the Monarch butterfly and how to create your own Monarch butterfly habitat.  10 AM-11:30 AM.  $10 adults; $8 children.  (215-862-2924; www.bhwp.org). 

 

August 29:  POCONO NATURE HIKE.  Churchville Nature Center, 501 Churchville Lane, Churchville.  Depart at 6:30 AM to head to the scenic Water Gap for an 8-mile hike through a delightful diversity of habitats.  It is a relatively easy trip but a bit of uphill hiking is involved.  Bring lunch and water.  $11.  (215-357-4005; www.churchvillenaturecenter.org). 

 

August 30:  A BOUNTY OF BUTTERFLIES.  Churchville Nature Center, 501 Churchville Lane, Churchville.  Stroll the nature center's Wildlife Gardens to observe the flying jewels.  2 PM.  $2.  (215-357-4005; www.churchvillenaturecenter.org). 

 

August 30:  ANIMALS AT PENNSBURY:  THEN AND NOW.  Pennsbury Manor, 400 Pennsbury Memorial Rd., Morrisville.  Meet the horses, oxen and sheep at William Penn's plantation and learn about the lives and contributions of their 17th century predecessors.  1-4 PM.  $7 adults; $6 seniors; $4 youth (3-11); grounds pass $3.  (215-946-0400; www.pennsburymanor.org). 

 

 


 

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